Opinion

Oakland series sets Royals attendance record for April

bkerkhoff@kcstar.com

Fans arrived at the parking lot of Kauffman Stadium for the Royals' home opener against the Chicago White Sox on April 6.
Fans arrived at the parking lot of Kauffman Stadium for the Royals' home opener against the Chicago White Sox on April 6. The Kansas City Star

The Royals have always been a summer, kids-out-of-school, plan-a-vacation type of team when it comes to attendance. That is, the turnstiles click in much greater numbers from June-August than at any other time of the season.

Which is what made the just completed series with the Oakland A’s remarkable from the paying attention standpoint.

The series attracted 109,134, and the Royals have had plenty of three-game series with those kinds of numbers. But not in April.

It marked the first series in club history in which all three games of an April series surpassed 30,000.

Entering Monday’s game against the Twins, the Royals are averaging 32,140, which would put them on pace for a club record 2.6 million.

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